Does Humidity Affect My Air Conditioner?

May 12, 2021

Humidity is an important aspect of keeping your air conditioning running optimally. The weather around Layton is pretty constantly dry, which helps keep mold and mildew under control. But how does this affect how your air conditioner runs, and what can do you do about it? Differences in Humidity Measurement To fully understand humidity’s effect on your air conditioning, it is helpful to understand a little about what it is and how it’s measured. Almost everyone knows that humidity is the measure of moisture in the air. If you watch the weather, you

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How to Save on Your Water Bill

April 6, 2021

If you want to save on your water bill and free up some cash, there are some things you can do to help reduce the amount of water that is being used in your house. Your water bill might not be your most expensive bill, but cutting back on it a little every month can go a long way in the long term. Here are a number of ways to lower your water bill. Get a Leak Audit From a Professional and Licensed Plumber The plumbing infrastructure of your house can contribute to water leakage, which

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Is It Normal to Smell Gas Near a Furnace?

March 17, 2021

Wintertime in Layton, UT, is cold, and you’ll need a dependable heating system for indoor comfort. If your home has a gas furnace, you might notice the faint odor of the gas once in a while, especially if you’re standing right next to the furnace when it turns on for a heating cycle. Here’s what you need to know about whether or not it is ever normal to smell gas near a furnace. What Causes the Smell in Natural Gas Natural gas has no odor, color, or taste of its own. Gas supply companies are required

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What Are The Most Common Plumbing Problems?

February 11, 2021

You are likely to face a variety of plumbing problems as a homeowner. The issues may vary in expense, magnitude, and complexity. Some are minor and will cost you less money to repair, while others are major plumbing problems that require replacing important parts of the plumbing system. Here are some of the plumbing dilemmas a homeowner might encounter. Slow Drainage The buildup of personal care products, hair, and soap scum in the pipes can lead to slow drainage. Slow drains are a common plumbing issue for most houses in Layton, UT. You can take off

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How can I save money on energy bills in the winter?

January 21, 2021

The cold winter in Layton brings with it a beauty all its own. Unfortunately, another thing that winter often brings with it is higher utility bills. If the cloudy and cold weather has already got you down, receiving a high utility bill could be too much to handle. That’s why it’s important to take some basic steps to save energy around your home so that you can enjoy lower utility bills throughout the winter. Make Good Use of the Sun When you’re trying to lower your home’s heating bills, don’t forget about the free heat that

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Why Is My Water Pressure So Low?

December 10, 2020

Around your Layton home, you depend on good water pressure to take care of many of your daily tasks. Therefore, when the water pressure suffers at one or more of your fixtures, it can certainly be disconcerting. The good news is that many of the causes of low water pressure are easy to repair. No matter what’s causing your low water pressure, though, it’s important to get Smedley Service on the case quickly to ensure that no permanent damage occurs. Clogged Fixture If you have hard water, the cause of your low water pressure could be something

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What is Two-Stage Heating?

November 20, 2020

During the winter months, your comfort level highly depends on the type of furnace you use. Although any unit can heat the air, not all of them operate to maximize your comfort. If you continuously experience annoying temperature swings, cold spots, and fan noises, you may want to consider a two-stage heating system. A two-stage system allows you to enjoy a desirable temperature during mild and extreme cold seasons. Here is everything you need to know about dual heating systems. 1.What Is Two-Stage Heating? Two-stage heating means your furnace operates with

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What is a Ductless Mini-Split?

October 20, 2020

When it comes to heating and cooling your Layton home, unique circumstances call for unique solutions. One unique solution that may work for your circumstances is a special type of HVAC system called a ductless mini-split system. While this system isn’t right for every situation, it can be a lifesaver in the right circumstances. To discover what those circumstances are,Smedley Service offers this guide to ductless mini-split systems. A Zone Without the Zone You may have heard of the concept of a zoned HVAC system. These systems use two or more separate air conditioners, furnaces, and sets

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Best Practices to Minimize Wear and Tear on HVAC Systems

September 19, 2020

Air conditioning units wear out over time. With protective maintenance, however, you can enhance energy efficiency, minimize HVAC wear, and reduce costly repairs. It also decreases the possibility of a breakdown. If you have the right preventive plan, you can lengthen your unit’s life and enjoy optimum comfort in your Layton, UT, home. Here are some of the best practices to reduce wear and tear on your HVAC system. Replace the Old Thermostat Minimizing HVAC wear and tear means boosting the overall system’s performance. You can do this by replacing the old thermostat with a

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Pleated Filters: Why They Are So Effective

August 8, 2020

At Smedley Service, we work hard to keep the climate control systems of residents of Layton, UT, running at their best. You can trust our NATE-certified technicians to take care of your equipment. In addition to temperature problems, we also help customers to address issues with their indoor air quality. One of the easiest ways to improve your IAQ is through the use of a pleated HVAC filter. Why You Need a Filter When your heating and cooling systems run, they circulate air throughout your house. You may not realize it, but particles are floating in the

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